FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — ThriveNorth is going to be launching its service in Northeast B.C. on Thursday evening with an event and networking session at Whole Wheat and Honey on Thursday evening.

ThriveNorth is an organization that is managed by Futurpreneur Canada, and helps budding young entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses with mentorship, funding, and resources. Brennan Ecklund and Joanne Norris with ThriveNorth spoke to the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday to present their organization and the opportunities it can offer to young entrepreneurs in the Fort St. John area.

The organization offers start-up companies with loans of up to $15,000, and access to up to an additional $30,000 from the Business Development Bank of Canada. Norris explained that the organizations largely helps “Main St.-type” businesses, but that it also provides help to members of the trades that may want to become self-employed.

ThriveNorth is hosting a launch event at Whole Wheat and Honey tonight from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Whole Wheat and Honey Cafe. The event is free, though attendees will be asked to register on EventBrite: